Trade Union for Art and Culture Professionals TAKU advocates for a better working life!

Our mission is to develop working life in art and culture, make the fields more appreciated, and advocate for the good of the sector. We support our members at all stages of their working lives, provide services and bring experts together.

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Most recent TAKU news


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TAKU’s new board begins its term in January 2023

Who are councelling our organization? Get to know TAKU’s new board!

TAKU’s strategic goals for the government programme 2023-27

Arts and culture sector needs reconstruction after the corona crisis, but the gaze must also be directed further into the future. TAKU wants to raise topics that concern the entire working life and the renewal of society at the same time.


Career stories

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TAKU awards winners 2022 are published

The winners of the Arts and Culture Work Life Awards 2022 have been published. The jury’s decisions emphasize the development of industry advocacy work and international solidarity.

A few words about unemployment fund membership and accruing earnings-related unemployment benefit

Joining an unemployment fund is worth it, as earnings-related unemployment benefit is considerably larger than the basic unemployment benefit paid by Kela. So, have you remembered to join an unemployment fund? It’s no extra cost to you.

Member services and benefits

TAKU provides support and professional counselling for its’ members in different situations – but also numerous member benefits, most of which are available to you as soon as you join.

Specialist in the art and culture sector: are you being paid at least the minimum TAKU-recommended salary?

See the TAKU’s salary recommendations for cultural producers (with degrees from a university of applied sciences) and holders of master’s and bachelor’s degrees in arts, history, literature and cultural subjects.

Recommendations and Guides

Check the art and culture sector minimum salary recommendations, employment term guides and other work contract related materials.

Employment contract checklist

An employment contract may be made orally, electronically or manually. A written employment contract is always recommended to prevent disputes later on.

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